Top 10: Petrol vans

Petrol-powered vans have come a long way over the past few years, with many matching the torque and payload ratings of their diesel counterparts, which is good news for city-based drivers who don't cover enough miles to justify a modern diesel. 

Not only will a petrol van save you any expensive diesel particulate filter (DPF) issues, bit it could also improve your daily drive with improved refinement and performance. Fuel costs are also surprisingly affordable.

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Ford Transit Connect 

The Ford Transit Connect has a hard-won reputation for being a practical and durable van. All versions are easy to drive and extremely comfortable, with impressive handling and an upmarket interior. Ford offers both the short wheelbase (L1) and long wheelbase (L2) with the 100PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, while older versions (from 2014 - 2016) can also be found with the more powerful 1.6-litre EcoBoost with 150PS. The 100PS will produce 170Nm of torque and also shift up to 693kg of payload. Official economy ratings are also good, exceeding 50mpg. 

Read the review of the Ford Transit Connect


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Christopher haygarth    on 14 May 2017

What a load of rubbish. My diesel won't even get 50mpg! These manufacturers need fineing over their miss selling figures! Articles like this do not give true real world mpg quotes.... Your real mpg section confirms this

Edited by Christopher haygarth on 14/05/2017 at 19:23

Colin Lennox    on 28 July 2017

My Bellingo van gauge says I'm getting 55 mpg but only getting 38 these vehicles are tested on 30 mph track this gives false readings this is false as my salesman told me it does 55 false information should me investigated colin

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